Would you be able to recognize signs of substance use and intervene before they become impossible to ignore?  Don't leave it to chance! Glen Meadow Middle School in Vernon will host “Hidden in Plain Sight” on Tuesday, November 15, 2016  at 7PM. Presented by the Vernon Coalition and the Center for Prevention and Counseling, this exhibit and presentation to prevent youth drug use is suitable for parents and adult community members who work with or care about young people.

A reproduction of a teenager’s bedroom will be on display for participants to browse, observe and become familiar with where and how teens might hide drugs or paraphernalia. Seemingly innocent items commonly used by youth could actually indicate a substance use problem. This awareness event will allow adults to be more proactive in helping a young person who might be using drugs. Hear from prevention specialists and law enforcement about local drug trends, how to prevent youth substance use disorders and receive available resources to help keep youth healthy.

 A proactive attendee at a recent presentation had this to say:  “I am a Registered Nurse working in a pediatric office, my children are grown but I attended to see what is new. “Hidden in Plain Sight” was a real eye opener and I took back a wealth of information to share with others in my office.” Free childcare and pizza will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Gemma Chalkley of The Vernon Coalition at gemma@centerforprevention.org or call 973-764-4276.